1. The Big Picture

  1. Liming Xiu

Published Online: 14 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470199114.ch1

VLSI Circuit Design Methodology Demystified: A Conceptual Taxonomy

VLSI Circuit Design Methodology Demystified: A Conceptual Taxonomy

How to Cite

Xiu, L. (2007) The Big Picture, in VLSI Circuit Design Methodology Demystified: A Conceptual Taxonomy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470199114.ch1

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  1. Dallas, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAY 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470127421

Online ISBN: 9780470199114

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Keywords:

  • logic gate timing behavior;
  • transistors capacitive loading;
  • standard cell methodology chip design approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is a chip?

  • What are the requirements of a successful chip design?

  • What are the challenges in today's very deep submicron (VDSM), multimillion gate designs?

  • What major process technologies are used in today's design environment?

  • What are the goals of new chip design?

  • What are the major approaches of today's very large scale integration (VLSI) circuit design practices?

  • What is standard cell-based, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design methodology?

  • What is the system-on-chip (SoC) approach?

  • What are the driving forces behind the SoC trend?

  • What are the major tasks in developing a SoC chip from concept to silicon?

  • What are the major costs of developing a chip?